SERVICES

FULFILLING THE VISION OF A THRIVING, VIBRANT COMMUNITY.

DOWNTOWN JACKSON PARTNERS (DJP) IS THE DESIGNATED MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY FOR THE DOWNTOWN JACKSON BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (BID). AS A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION, DJP IS FUNDED THROUGH SELF-ASSESSMENT BY THE PROPERTY OWNERS OF THE DOWNTOWN JACKSON BID TO PROVIDE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, MARKETING, AND CLEAN AND SAFE SERVICES BEYOND THOSE PROVIDED BY THE CITY OF JACKSON. DJP STAFF, AS WELL AS IMPLEMENTED CONTRACTURAL SERVICES, MAKE DOWNTOWN A BETTER PLACE EVERYDAY, FULFILLING THE VISION OF A THRIVING, VIBRANT COMMUNITY. CHECK OUT OUR CORE SERVICES BELOW.

ADVOCACY

OFTEN BEHIND THE SCENES, DJP CONSTANTLY WORKS ON BEHALF OF PROPERTY OWNERS AND BUSINESSES (AND POTENTIAL NEW ONES) TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT FAVORABLE IN TERMS OF CLEANLINESS, PLANNING ISSUES, POLICE SAFETY AND MUCH MORE. WE HOLD RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE CITY, COUNTY AND STATE DEPARTMENTS ADVOCATING THROUGH RED TAPE TO ENSURE THE PROGRESS OF A HOLISTIC DOWNTOWN.

BEAUTIFICATION

FROM SIDEWALK PLANTERS TO TREE BEDS, DJP FOCUSES ON PUBLIC SPACES TO ENSURE A SAFE AND ENJOYABLE ATMOSPHERE. EACH SEASON A CROP OF NEW PLANTINGS ARE IDENTIFIED, PURCHASED, PLANTED AND MAINTAINED FOR THE DOWNTOWN BID.

SAFETY

IN ADDITION TO THE COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP INVOLVING THE JACKSON POLICE DEPARTMENT, HINDS COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT AND STATE CAPITOL POLICE, OUR DOWNTOWN AMBASSADORS AND OFF-DUTY OFFICERS ARE HARD AT WORK MONDAY THROUGH SUNDAY ENSURING THE DOWNTOWN BID IS COVERED 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

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CLEAN TEAM

WORKING MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, THE DOWNTOWN CLEANING AMBASSADORS ADDRESS CLEAN AND SAFE ISSUES THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT. THEIR DAILY TASKS INCLUDE KEEPING SIDEWALKS CLEAN AND FREE FROM LITTER, WEED REMOVAL FROM BUILDING LINES AND SIDEWALK CRACKS, GRAFFITI REMOVAL, POWER WASHING AND SPOT CLEANLINESS OF UNSIGHTLY SPILLS AND STAINS, AND MORE AS NEEDED.

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PLACE MAKING

FORMERLY TITLED PUBLIC ART, THE DJP DOWNTOWN PLACEMAKING PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO FOCUS ON IMPROVING UNDER-UTILIZED, UNAPPEALING AREAS OF THE BID BY INCLUDING SOME COMBINATION OF PUBLIC ART, NATURAL GREENERY, LIGHTING AND/OR INTERACTIVE COMPONENTS, WITH THE INTENT OF IMPROVING OVERALL COMMUNITY HEALTH, HAPPINESS AND WELL-BEING.

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT

THE DOWNTOWN JACKSON BID LIVES UP TO ITS NAME IN REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT BY FACILITATING PARTNERSHIPS WITH LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES, AREA PROPERTY OWNERS AND OUTSIDE INTERESTS, GENERATING OPPORTUNITY WITHIN THE BID. WITH OVER $800M INVESTED SINCE 2005, AND MORE THAN $100M CURRENTLY UNDERWAY OR ON THE DRAWING BOARD, WE CONFIDENTLY IDENTIFY SITES FOR NEW BUSINESSES AND FOSTER EVERY ASPECT OF THE DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENT PROCESS.

BUSINESS ATTRACTION

DJP PROVIDES COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION FOR THOSE LOOKING TO INVEST IN THE DOWNTOWN BID. THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS WITH LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES, AREA PROPERTY OWNERS AND EXISTING BUILDING MANAGEMENT COMPANIES, WE WORK TO EXPAND BOTH EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND THE TAX BASE THROUGHOUT THE BID.

SPECIAL EVENTS & EVENT ASSISTANCE

DJP PARTNERS WITH VARIOUS DOWNTOWN EVENT ORGANIZERS TO GUIDE THEM THROUGH THE SPECIAL EVENTS PROCESS WITH THE CITY OF JACKSON, AND TO PROMOTE AND SUPPORT THEIR FESTIVAL OR EVENT THROUGH SPONSORSHIPS. DJP WORKS AS NEEDED TO COORDINATE PRESS EVENTS TO PROMOTE BUSINESS RELOCATIONS, EXPANSIONS AND NEW ARRIVALS.

MARKETING & COMMUNICATION

WITH THE VISION OF A THRIVING, VIBRANT COMMUNITY IN MIND, DJP WORKS HARD TO PROMOTE AND MARKET ALL GOOD THINGS HAPPENING IN THE DOWNTOWN BID THROUGH DIGITAL, SOCIAL AND EMAIL MARKETING, ADVERTISING, AND PRODUCT PLACEMENT, AS WELL AS THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS AND WORD-OF-MOUTH. DJP WORKS TO SUPPORT THE EFFORTS OF DOWNTOWN JACKSON ORGANIZATIONS STRIVING TO GENERATE EXCITEMENT AND ENHANCE THE OVERALL WELL-BEING OF OUR DOWNTOWN.